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Minox HG 8x43 BR Binocular

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Aiming for performance at the highest level, the engineers at Minox created the high-grade HG binocular. With the advanced technology of a newly designed optical system and 21 layers of lens coatings, the HG offers you an impressive 92% light transmission. Aspherical lenses enhance the contrast and sharpness of the image from edge to edge. A single turn of the focus knob brings you from close-up to infinity, and a scale on the focus wheel measures the distance to the subject in your view. Minox provides a 30-year limited warranty on this binocular.

Optical Features
Fully Multi-coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. M* coatings.
Phase Correction Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms. MinoBright® coatings.
BaK-4 Prisms Optimize light transmission.
Construction Features
Roof Prisms Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Magnesium Body Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Multi-position Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Locking Right Eye Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Design Features
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Fogproof Barrels are filled with argon gas to inhibit internal fogging.
MINOTEC Coating Repels water and residue on outer glass surfaces.
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 43 mm
Field of View 394 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 19.5 mm
Close Focus 8.2 feet
Weight 22.9 ounces
Dimensions (HxW) 6.0 x 5.2 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
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Total Reviews: 2

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Minox HG 8X43 BRs - Darn Good Glasses - 05/14/2013

by Ralph from Dauphin Island, AL

I am excited about my Minox HG 8X43 BRs...very sharp, very clear and the light gathering is great. I compared them to a friend's Vortex Razors, and to my eyes (and to his too), the HGs win hands down. The one I will say for the Razors is that they seemed to fit well into my hands. Then again they are also noticeably heavier than the HGs. The HGs simply have a very well balanced feel, so when holding them to my eyes, they feel even lighter than they actually are. The rubber armoring provides a positive grip and should protect them from the normal knocks and scrapes of everyday use, though it does seem to attract smudges...but cleans up quickly with a damp cloth. The distance gauge scale on the focusing wheel is a nice added touch (accurate, too). These binoculars seem to be built like a tank. Overall, the brightness and clarity of the HGs is superb. I consider them to be a heck of a good buy...they definitely do the trick for me!

OUTSTANDING - 09/01/2010

by Jaymie from Boulder, CO

Probably the best all around package you can find in a full size binocular! Sure, optically (sharpness & contrast) it may just be marginally inferior (and I do mean marginally after comparing it to several of the 'top end' models such as the Zeiss FL and Swarovski EL) but when all of the essential components of a great binocular are considered (field of view, eye relief, weight, etc.) this binocular clearly outshines all of the other full sized models. While it's predecessor, the HG 8.5 x 43 BR, had a fairly narrow field of view (only 321 ft), this 2nd generation model now has a respectable field of view of 379 ft. Like the 8.5 x 43 the ergonomics (focus knob, fit and feel, etc.) are also among the best (as reported in Bird Watcher's Digest reviews of mid-priced and top end binoculars). But what makes this binocular so superlative is it's weight at only 22.9 oz! This is similar to mid sized models (8 x 32's) but you get the advantages of a larger objective lens with no added burden of extra weight! Full sized models offered by the 'big guns' generally weigh 27-29 ounces, and as all birders know carrying 4-6 ounces less in the field makes a remarkable difference. Excellent optics, phenomenal binocular! Kudos to Minox for getting it right the 2nd time around!

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